National Cancer Institute, Advanced Technology Research Facility

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Frederick
Frederick, Maryland, USA

ATRF is the first facility on the Riverside Research Park campus. HDR provided campus master planning for the entire campus environment, followed by conceptual design for the initial facility to be constructed on the campus. The ATRF is comprised of five separate building wings connected by a central atrium and circulation spine. This "atrium facility" includes a state-of-the-art mission critical data center that supports the research needs of 1,200 scientists. 

The new facility augments and advances the transitional medicine computing capabilities of the existing data center located on Fort Detrick. HDR completed not only the design of the facility, including the data center but also completed the retro-fit and update of their existing Fort Detrick data center. HDR also offered Information Technology (IT) and systems consulting services to the client.  The combined team developed the computational systems requirements and managed the installation and commissioning of the next generation of High Performance Computing (HPC), including the supporting cyber infrastructure. 

Technical highlights include N+1 redundancy; modular sizing of mechanical and electrical systems to support incremental growth; and rear-door heat exchangers with 20 to 30 kW power and cooling capabilities.

This facility has been Green Globe Certified.